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#3764 of 5001 NHTSA Recall No. 04V203/Land Rover Recall No. R156
May 28, 2004 (10:28 am)
I am posting this b/c I was surprised to see a recall on a ten year old car? I'll need to watch the movie Fight Club again to understand the formula manufacturers use in determining when to post a recall.
Land Rover Models:
Land Rover Discovery I Years:1994-1997
Range Rover Classic Years:1993-1995
Number Potentially Involved: 45,267
Dates of Manufacture: December 1993–November 1996
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the plastic fuel tanks can develop stress cracks. Fuel tank cracks can result in fuel leakage from the underside of the vehicle when filling the tank, particularly if overfilling is attempted. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during October 2004. Owners may contact Land Rover at 1-866-352-4827.
#3766 of 5001 Warning Lights/ABS Modulator??? Please Help
Jun 02, 2004 (3:33 pm)
We are having trouble with our ABS modulator as well. The ABS TC and Decent lights have come on. We have a 2000 Discovery with 33K. We took it into the dealer for a 30K service, and after starting it the 2nd time these warning lights came on. Upon our return to the dealer, they are indicating this has nothing to do with our service work just performed?
I have called several dealers and mechanics regarding this issue, and ALL say do not authorize any work until this is worked out.
Any adivse you can give would be greatly appreiciated!
#3767 of 5001 Re: Warning Lights/ABS Modulator??? Please Help [jefftabar #3766]
Jun 02, 2004 (5:06 pm)
All I can advise is to clean the fuse block thoroughly. I have had similar lights flash. After cleaning the fuses, they haven't returned. This was well over 1500 miles ago. At the least bit, you've ruled out a possible problem. My fuse block was absolutely filthy; it needed a good cleansing! I used electronic contact cleaner for great results.(I had it in hand) Others have simply used a pencil eraser for the same results.
Bottom line: clean the fuse block.
#3768 of 5001 Re: Warning Lights/ABS Modulator??? Please Help [phill27 #3767]
Jun 04, 2004 (5:14 am)
Much thanks Phil for the advise. The dealer is now telling us it will need a new modulator for $2,400. Need-less-to-say, we ARE NOT HAPPY, and have contacted the manufacture for some needed assistance.
I will mention to the dealer or try myself the fuse box cleaning. Big picture: this seems to be a more commmon problem then I thought, our research on sites let this has revealed many vehicle owner with a similar problem, but no clear solution. Boy, the story contimues......any other stories/advise from others would be greatly appreciated!
#3769 of 5001 Re: Warning Lights/ABS Modulator??? Please Help [phill27 #3767]
Jun 04, 2004 (5:21 am)
Oh, I even found that there is a recall on my ABS, not sure if it related, BUT I did ask the dealer if there were any recalls on my vehicle, AND THEY INDICATED NO! Well, not the case.....???? see below.
Models: Land Rover Discovery II Years: 1999-2004
Number Potentially Involved: 99,657
Dates of Manufacture: May 1998 – December 2003
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) modulator valve cover retaining bolts can crack due to stresses transmitted by the flexing valve covers. This can produce an unexpected increase in stopping distance, with the potential for total loss of service braking function, which could result in a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will strengthen the ABS modulator assembly valve covers and replace the retaining bolts. The manufacturer has not yet provided NHTSA with an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.
[NHTSA Recall No. 04V005/Land Rover Recall No. B148]
Jun 08, 2004 (7:58 am)
I'm third owner of a 98 Disco LE and recently had the fuel pump and filter replaced. Now my radio won't work. I've acquired the code from LR, but still not working. What's the procedure in getting it to re-activate? I've punched it in with the key on and now the word CODE flashes... Any help would be appreciated. I've got the owner's manual, but am wondering if I've missed something. Thanks!
#3773 of 5001 Re: ?'s About a Couple of Discoverys [newb911 #3760]
Jun 08, 2004 (8:04 am)
newb911 I'm also in Houston. After years of searching for a used Rover actually found an immaculate one in the Chicago area and drove it down last November. There's also a super clean looking one (dark blue) on a lot on 1960 between Mills and Perry roads. It's been there for the past couple of months so they want to talk seriously about it. Good Luck.